Nissan has already shown its e-NV200 in Detroit and Frankfurt in conceptual form, now its home market is getting an up-close look at the production all-electric compact van at the Tokyo Motor Show. While it doesn't sound like the e-NV200 will be making its way to the US anytime soon, it will go on sale on sale in Europe in the middle of next year and in Japan by early 2015.

The electric NV200 will be built in Barcelona, Spain, and while that EV-minded city has committed to using the van for public transportation, Nissan's hometown of Yokohama, Japan will also put the zero-emission vehicle to work in its public services fleet. Nissan has yet to reveal the production specs for the e-NV200 – including range – we do know that it will share much of its drivetrain with smaller Nissan Leaf. Check out the press release posted below for more information about the e-NV200 and Nissan's EV efforts in Yokohama.
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Nissan to Introduce the 100% Electric Commercial Vehicle 'e-NV200' in Japan during FY2014

- The 100% electric commercial vehicle arrives in Japan during FY2014
- Produced and marketed globally, the model is the second pillar of Nissan's zero-emission lineup
- Nissan supports Yokohama's initiative to implement low carbon city mobility measures


YOKOHAMA (November 14, 2013) –Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the 100% electric commercial vehicle, the "e-NV200," will arrive in the Japanese market during fiscal year 2014, and will eventually be sold worldwide.

The e-NV200 is Nissan's second all-electric model available globally, following the world's best-selling EV, the Nissan LEAF. Production of the e-NV200 model will begin at Nissan's plant in Barcelona, Spain in mid-2014.

In addition to offering the same interior spaciousness, utility and practicality of conventional vans, the e-NV200 produces zero CO2 emissions during operation. The vehicle also provides functions that extend business potential in numerous situations. These include the power supply function in the luggage area for outdoor activities or emergency power, and the advanced telematics system.
e-NV200

In order to establish an effective model case that leverages the characteristics of e-NV200, Nissan is discussing specific strategies with the government of the company's hometown, the city of Yokohama. Under consideration are the use of e-NV200 by Yokohama city for its public services vehicles and the establishment of a vehicle monitor user program which would be available to all city residents.

Nissan and the city of Yokohama are already collaborating on the "Yokohama Mobility Project Zero," an effort to realize the next generation in traffic, with a goal of achieving a city with a low carbon footprint. Activities so far have included the use of Nissan LEAF and the Nissan New Mobility CONCEPT, an ultra-compact electric vehicle. The parties may expand the project with the introduction of e-NV200.

Measures to utilize the e-NV200 are evolving in Barcelona, Spain, which is involved in a mutually cooperative arrangement with Yokohama city in the formation and development of smart cities. Plans are being made to use the e-NV200 for smart transportation in Barcelona, such as for taxis. Along with this, preparations are in process to install a quick charger network and dedicated EV parking areas to support the taxis.

In addition to solidifying Nissan's zero-emissions leadership position, the 100% electric commercial vehicle e-NV200 is a model that brings great innovation to the commercial vehicle market. Based on the NV200, which was selected as the next-generation taxi in New York City, the e-NV200 offers excellent acceleration and quiet operation, all made possible by the highly evaluated powertrain of the Nissan LEAF. As well, e-NV200 has the lowest operating costs in the commercial vehicle segment, an important consideration for businesses.

The e-NV200 will be on display as a reference exhibit at Nissan booth's for the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, featuring information about Yokohama city's vision for an environmentally sustainable city.
To learn more about the e-NV200: http://www.env200.com/

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with approximately 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.


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      Mart
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wonder when they'll start displaying gasoline powered vehicles with a fuel pump beside them and a nozzle in the neck?
        paulwesterberg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mart
        When everyone drives electric vehicles and manufacturers have to explain to people that this one is different: See! It runs on liquid fuel from a hose.
      SublimeKnight
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think they're holding off on releasing range, because they plan to put their next gen battery in it. Rumor is it is 40kWh. If they come out with those specs, it would stop current LEAF sales in their tracks. It will be interesting how they manage that transition to a new capacity. As it is, when a new model year car has 20% more HP it hurts current model sales. How do you introduce a car with 80% more range without just decimating current sales?
        Dave R
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SublimeKnight
        What is the source of your rumor?
        JakeY
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SublimeKnight
        One way is to make a smaller/less expensive pack with moderate increase in range rather than just offer a big jump in range.
      EZEE
      • 1 Year Ago
      So the EV 'charges' into Tokyo in a 'shocking' display of technology that left the crowd 'electrified' at this 'bolt of lighting'.....
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not bad, real improvement inside and out compared to the gas models.
      Kevin Chu
      • 1 Year Ago
      You should bring this to the U.S. as soon as possible, Nissan. We need this electric van.